Liver dysfunctions in dogs

Amandeep Chohan, B. K. Bansal, C. S. Randhawa, P. S. Dhaliwal

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The diseases of extra hepatic origin (reactive hepatopathies) resulting in liver dysfunction constituted a significantly large group (26%). Among primary hepatopathies, acute hepatitis formed the largest group (42%) followed by chronic hepatitis (19%). The reactive hepatopathies primarily affected the young dogs of German Shepherds and Labrador Retriever breeds; mean age being 2.93 years. Primary hepatopathies were seen more frequently in Spitz breed of geriatric age (> 8 years). On the whole, no significant difference was seen in the occurrence of liver dysfunction between male and females. However, females were found to suffer more from primary hepatopathies (61.5%) and males from reactive hepatopathies (77.8%). Chronic hepatitis occurred frequently in females than in males (80% vs. 20%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1042-1044
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Veterinary Journal
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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